(Identify, Define, Explore, Act, Look) method to problem solving. First, identify problem, then define it. If there are too many issues or goals, Rees (1991) recommends prioritizing them.The next step is to explore alternatives. There are many ways to do this, but a common one is by brainstorming. Jot down as many possibilities as you can, without censorship, and only explore each one's worthiness later. Rees suggests establishing objective and measurable criteria, using both essential and desirable parameters, and then deciding on the solution that fits best. Once a solution has been chosen, make a plan of implementation. Act on the plan that has been chosen. Finally, look the, or evaluate, the effects. Is the solution working the way you thought it would? Why or why not?